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Wyden Unveils Jobless Aid Changes for Democrats’ Budget Bill (2)

Sept. 27, 2021, 4:19 PMUpdated: Sept. 27, 2021, 9:48 PM

State unemployment insurance agencies would have to meet more generous federal standards for eligibility and benefits duration under a proposal Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released for inclusion in Democrats’ budget reconciliation package.

Wyden’s office unveiled legislative text Monday, a week after telling unemployment advocates that he aimed to include a scaled-back version of his previous unemployment overhaul plan in the reconciliation bill Democrats are developing on Capitol Hill.

The Senate Finance Committee chairman had released in April a draft of his larger plan for reworking the federal-state unemployment insurance system, but said last week that much of the earlier proposal ...

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